Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with this GrouponLive deal to see Alaska Junior Theater present San Jose Taiko at Atwood Concert Hall. For $33, you get two tickets for seating in sections 310, 510, and 710 on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $67.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The drummers of San Jose Taiko appear in bright, multihued garb as they move with fluid grace between large drums, pounding out pulsating rhythms both in synchronization and tuneful syncopation with fellow performers. This 40-year old ensemble travels the globe to share the ancient beats of taiko, which refers to both the Japanese drum and to an ensemble who showcases the drumming art form. The group brings the energizing beat to Atwood Concert Hall, a visually stunning three-level venue with crisp acoustics and unobstructed sightlines to every skilled movement and deft trick paradiddle.
Alaska Junior Theater
For 31 years, Alaska Junior Theater (AJT) has been supporting education, building a stronger community, and creating accessibility to the arts. The private, nonprofit organization presents high quality, professional theater from around the world to Alaska's families and youth. Each year, more than 40,000 students attend a variety of live performances, which share the common educational goal of "bringing learning to life". For many students, Alaska Junior Theater’s school-time presentations are their only exposure to the performing arts and AJT provides over 2,000 full scholarships to low-income students who would not have access to the arts in other ways.